I stopped by the T-H Marine booth at ICAST and they had some products that are definitely worth checking out. One of my favorite products was an electronics mount they developed called the Shock Lock Marine Electronics Mount and it retails for $149.99. Once you set it in place at the exact position you want it, it won’t fall down like many other mounts. This is going to benefit anglers who frequent rough fisheries or who brave bad weather. There’s nothing worse or more unsafe than running to your next tournament hole in rough water and having to hold your mount in place to read your GPS. It looks like this product may be the answer to that and I’m looking forward to finding out.
They are also releasing the Troll Tamer, which will be available for Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motors. Not only does it act as a bounce buster, but it actually locks in place, which prevents any movement whatsoever in rough water. A wobbly trolling motor will lead to wallowed out bolt holes and cracked fiberglass, so I’m excited to see how this works. I experimented with the demonstration trolling motor they had set up and it’s extremely sturdy and well designed. Available for $99.00, they also have a version for walleye boats.
Something else that caught my eye were the new Terminal Tamers. These were designed to replace your standard battery wing nuts or regular nuts that may require tools to remove. They feature a molded, very easy-to-grip wing nut that you can easily loosen or tighten by hand. The inside expands and contracts to grab the battery post when you pull up on the wing nut. They’re also corrosion tested and ABYC certified.